02 July, 2020

Three Windows Blue Sky

Minimalism as Simple Geometry

A Colorful look up Minimalist Photograph of Three Windows of a residential apartment in Jaipur City, against clear blue skies.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Colorful look up Minimalist Photograph of Three Windows of a residential apartment in Jaipur City, against clear blue skies.


This is a very old Minimalist Shot that I captured on 30th November 2014. I used to have a Crop sensor Camera back then. It was Canon EOS 600D. The lens I used to carry was the Canon 55-250 mm telephoto lens.

This Look up photograph was captured when I was coming home from Tonk Road. I remember there was this huge building right opposite Imli Phatak railway crossing and I was on my Activa Scooter with the Camera hung around my neck. I stopped right outside the building and pointed my Camera upwards to capture a few shots.

Soon, I realized that I could make a nice Minimalist Color palette using the Olive Green wall and the Blue Sky as base colors.

Therefore, I captured the Image in such a way that the entire frame was split in two sections by the White Strip. One being the Olive Green section and the other one of the clear Blue Sky.

To bring in more symmetry and order in the frame I carefully placed only Three Windows on the Olive Colored Section. To make sure there wasn't any clutter I zoomed in further to crop out extra windows/pipes. I captured this photograph hence at 116 mm.
  
The Windows are open because the building was not fully constructed, only final touches were left. There were no birds flying around or I could have waited for one to fly in the frame. That would have been fun. In case you have a thing for birds in photographs then you can check my "Minimal Birds" collection in my Fineartamerica / Pixels web store.

The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 600 D

  • Lens: Canon 55-250 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/5.6

  • Shutter Speed: 1/1500 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-100

  • Focal Length: 116 mm

  • Metering mode: Pattern

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Three Windows Blue Sky Minimalist Photograph.


Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day !

08 June, 2020

Layered Lines

Minimalism as Simple Geometry

A Minimalist Photograph of the lines of different terrace walls at Jawahar Kala Kendra,Jaipur.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Minimalist Photograph of the lines of different terrace walls at Jawahar Kala Kendra,Jaipur.


This Photograph I dug out recently from an old folder thanks to the lockdown. In fact, you will find me posting my Old Minimalist Work in the coming days. I have a lot of pictures left unedited over the years that I call a buffer stock. It finally got put to good use during the corona crisis.

My intent in this Photograph which is clear from the title i.e Layered Lines, that I wanted to just  shoot lines i.e Minimalism as Simple Geometry.

I also used a patch of shadow and placed that on the left hand side of the frame to create this composition. Both the lines and the shadow on the left, add depth, dimension and creative juice to the Minimalist Photograph. The focus is somewhere on the top right corner on the pillar, if you can spot that.

The color palette also has been kept very simple and Minimalist. The colors primarily being only Orange/Red.

As I have mentioned earlier, you can create complex compositions in Minimalist Photography but at first glance these Photographs should look non-complex to the eyes of the viewer. The first reaction should never be "Oh this is messy." and at the same time the photograph must look clean and fairly easy to comprehend. (of course exceptions are always there.)

The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 600 D

  • Lens: Canon 100 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/5.6

  • Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-100

  • Focal Length: 100 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Layered Lines Minimalist Photograph.


Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day !

24 May, 2020

5 Colorful Minimalist Wall Art Print Ideas for your Living Room.

When you talk of Minimalist Wall Art Prints, the first thing that comes to your mind is boring and sometimes dull, Black and White wall hangings.


Today, I am going to share with you 5 Colorful Minimalist Wall Art Photographs that you can use to decorate your dull and boring living room environment with. 

All of these Minimalist Photographs were clicked outside a Kindergarten School in Jaipur City. So without waiting any further, here are the Photographs:

5 Colorful Minimalist Wall Art Print Ideas (Photographs) for your Living Room:


A Minimalist Photograph of a Wall with four different colors.

Minimalist Wall Art - 1

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A Word on the Composition of the Photograph:

What I was looking to create here was a Minimalist Photograph with Four Colors, each one getting enough attention and yet, not climbing over each other or crowding the frame. To make the Red Color behave, as it could have easily over powered my frame, I placed it on the top right corner of the frame. Placing the Blue color was a bit of a challenge. I had to place the Blue colored section with care. It should have been neither too high nor too low. In the end how I placed it, is exactly how I wanted.

EXIF Data of the Photograph:

 Camera Model
Canon EOS 600D
 Lens Used
Canon 55-250 mm
 F-Stop
f/8
 Exposure Time
1/500 sec.
 ISO Speed
ISO-100
 Focal Length
250 mm
 Metering Mode
Pattern
 Exposure Program
Manual


A Minimalist Photograph of a Red Door surrounded by beige and blue colored walls.

Minimalist Wall Art - 2

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A word on the Composition of the Photograph:

Here, I wanted to make the closed Red Door as the primary subject in the Minimalist Photograph. I let the other elements fall in place. To decide as to how much of the Blue wall portion I needed in the frame, I had to constantly bend up and down. Finally, I kept it around say 40%. 

EXIF Data of the Photograph:

 Camera Model
Canon EOS 600D
 Lens Used
Canon 55-250 mm
 F-Stop
f/8
 Exposure Time
1/500 sec.
 ISO Speed
ISO-100
 Focal Length
250 mm
 Metering Mode
Pattern
 Exposure Program
Manual


A Minimalist Photograph of a Wall with Two primary colors, blue and red.

Minimalist Wall Art - 3

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A word on the Composition:

My intent here was to only show a pair of two colors i.e Blue and Red. The idea was to keep the color palette very Minimalist. I zoomed out, then zoomed in, then I  moved closer towards the wall and then I adjusted my shot yet again. I did fiddle a lot actually. Sometimes, when you are shooting something as simple as the Minimalist Frame above, you tend to mess it up, for you assume it is too easy. Trust me this happens.

EXIF Data of the Photograph: 

 Camera Model
Canon EOS 600D
 Lens Used
Canon 55-250 mm
 F-Stop
f/8
 Exposure Time
1/500 sec.
 ISO Speed
ISO-100
 Focal Length
179 mm
 Metering Mode
Pattern
 Exposure Program
Manual


A Minimalist Photograph of a Wall with two primary colors, red and yellow.

Minimalist Wall Art - 4

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A word on the Composition:

Just like the Minimalist Photograph prior to this one, the idea here again was to have a very Minimalist Color Palette and restrict the total number of colors in the frame to two, namely Red & Yellow. I gave the Red color slightly more space in the frame. Red being my favorite color I did have a bias for it. 

EXIF Data of the Photograph:

 Camera Model
Canon EOS 600D
 Lens Used
Canon 55-250 mm
 F-Stop
f/8
 Exposure Time
1/350 sec.
 ISO Speed
ISO-100
 Focal Length
135 mm
 Metering Mode
Pattern
 Exposure Program
Manual


A Minimalist Photograph of a Wall with two primary colors, yellow and green.

Minimalist Wall Art - 5

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A word on the Composition: 

After the Red color, Yellow is a second favorite color of mine, especially when it comes to using that color in Minimalist Photographs. Maybe because, this is the color I find most in my city (Jaipur) after the traditional ethnic pink(orange-ish pink actually). Again the color palette was kept Minimalist here  and the Yellow color was give a larger share in the frame. 

EXIF Data of the Photograph:

 Camera Model
 Canon EOS 600D
 Lens Used
 Canon 55-250 mm
 F-Stop
 f/8
 Exposure Time
 1/350 sec.
 ISO Speed
 ISO-100
 Focal Length
 163 mm
 Metering Mode
 Pattern
 Exposure Program
 Manual


That's it folks, these hope you enjoyed the series of 5 Colorful Minimalist Art Photographs.

Stay tuned for more!

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